love notes

You are not only a dear friend of mine, but a phenomenally talented photographer. In an impromptu 10 minute session, you were able to capture the most beautiful images of our little family. What makes an impressive photographer is the ability to make a cranky baby and a mother with no makeup look beautiful – and you did that flawlessly for us. Even though you are a 3 hour drive from us, you will always be our family photographer. Photographers with your level of talent are hard to come by and well worth the long drive. Thank you again for the beautiful images and I look forward to the next session!

-Brooke A.


Tracey Southerland has done three photography sessions with my family, including maternity and newborn shoots.  Tracey is not a photographer; she is an artist. I expected to walk away from our sessions with great pictures, but what she gave me was heirlooms.  As I browsed through the first images she produced of my family, I found myself in tears. Nobody immortalizes a moment quite like Tracey Southerland.  She is a treasure, and her work is timeless.

-Angie T.


Tracey took photos of my husband and me to commemorate our five year wedding anniversary. As we have been married for a while and don’t have children, we often don’t take the time to have photos taken as couples-to-be and families do. When I discussed the idea of taking anniversary pictures with Tracey, she was excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity. She is truly passionate about photography and capturing special times in her clients’ lives. What sets Tracey apart is that she not only has the technical and aesthetic skills of a fabulous photographer, but that she truly cares about people and capturing their personality in her work. Tracey shot our session at our favorite downtown Knoxville spots. She spent a great deal laughing with us and making us comfortable so that our pictures could show who we are as a couple. We had a great time during our session. Even more important, the pictures turned out fantastic. They were professional and beautiful, but also very fun. Tracey produced a set of pictures that represented who we were and where we’d come since being married five years ago. It was wonderful to showcase this snapshot in time in our home, as well as share with our family and friends. Wherever you are in your journey, I highly recommend capturing special points in your life with Tracey.

– Amy L.



How could we be so lucky?!? To have someone so amazingly talented to capture the priceless moments of our engagement! We are truly blessed to have these treasured photographs to keep for generations to come. Tracey has such patience to make us feel comfortable and the ability to portray us as we really are. Every picture is so unique and the quality is breathtaking. We eagerly anticipate our next photo adventure with Tracey!!

– Regina S.



Tracey is an outstanding photographer with wonderful ideas. We had an absolute blast getting to work with her on our engagement pictures. She makes you feel so comfortable and natural, not posed.  We truly look forward to getting to work with her again in the future.

– Amy B.